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The Best of the Best from the Gluten Free Expo

The Gluten Free Expo in SLC, UT is something gfHubs and I look forward to every year. If you haven’t been to some kind of gluten free expo, I would encourage you to find one near you and put it on the calendar.

Gluten Free Expo 2015

Here are a few links to get you started:

GF Expo in SLC, UT

GF & AF Expo

Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest

Gluten Free Expo-CANADA

Gluten Free For Life Expo

Gluten and Allergen Free Wellness Event

The Gluten Free Expo in SLC features presentations all day, from the likes of Gluten Free Mama teaching how to make the perfect pie crust (yes, a perfect gluten free pie crust is a real thing!).

And you can’t beat dozens upon dozens of gluten free booths with safe food for you to try.

Life After Wheat

Sweet Cakes is a local dedicated gluten free bakery in UT that features breads, rolls, cookies, and bars. Everything is amazing, but you can see how excited we were for the brownies!

Most vendors are great to post the ingredient list/allergen info front and center for those of us who have multiple dietary concerns (can we get that on restaurant menus?!), but never be afraid to ask questions at a gluten free event such as this, or elsewhere.

My favorite parts of the Expo are meeting old and new friends in the gluten free community and finding new products I love.

Gluten Free Mama and Life After Wheat

Me and Gluten Free Mama-love her! Here are some great recipes using her flour: Gingerbread Waffles, Chocolate Chip Cookies,  Fluffy Soda Biscuits, and Diner Pancakes

I somehow failed to get a picture, but I also got to meet Annica and Monica from Core Frequency. They’re sisters (twins actually!) who both have celiac and have learned how to live healthy and happy lives. Love their positive attitudes! You can check out their facebook page HERE or their YouTube channel HERE

 

Also, you can find a list of favorite gluten free products HERE . It’s a tiered list of our favorites and those we wouldn’t recommend-so save yourself some $$$ and check it out!

On to our favorite finds:

 

Franz

Our first stop was gfHubs’ favorite store bought bread-Franz. It can be stored on the shelf for up to a week and never gets crumbly so we use it often for sandwiches. See this wonderful lady? She’s grabbing us an entire loaf to take home for free. Thanks Franz!

 

Chef Shammy

If you haven’t tried Chef Shamy flavored butters, you’re missing out! The French Onion flavor makes a mean grilled cheese sandwich, and I could eat the Brown Sugar and Cinnamon with a spoon 😉 

 

Glutino

These Salted Caramel Pretzels from Glutino are INCREDIBLE. Seriously, they’re good. Click here to order on Amazon

 

Brazil Bites

Have you ever tried Brazilian Cheese Bread? Our first taste was at a Brazilian BBQ restaurant years ago. It’s traditionally made with tapioca flour, so it’s naturally gluten free aside from any cross contamination risks. These ones are safe, and just as good as any I’ve tasted! Click here to order on Amazon

 

Sweet Cake Bakery

Love. This is our favorite exhibit every year. Sweet Cake Bake Shop cooks up some delicious goods-from rolls to brownies to cookies, they’ve got it all. As my faithful readers might easily guess, the brownies are my fav! If you’re ever in Salt Lake City, UT be sure to stop by!

 

New Grains

Here’s another local favorite-New Grains dedicated gluten free bakery here in UT. They make great breads, and our favorite is this sour dough! We used a loaf for Thanksgiving stuffing, but not before eating a few slices straight out of the bag because it’s that good. Click here to order on Amazon

 

Crafted2

There are a lot of great gluten free subscription box options right now, but we discovered a new one that had some really cool features! It’s called Crafted and one of their options is a Kid’s Overnight Box, designed with a handle so that kids can take a box of snacks to share with their friends or grandparents when they have a night away. Love it!

 

Moms Place1

This is a terrible photo (with a capitol T), but these lemon squares were TO DIE FOR. Please try them! Click here to order on Amazon

 

Gluten Free Heaven

The best gluten free donuts you’ll find. gfHubs may or may not sneak back a few times for 2nds and 3rds 🙂

 

Boom Chicka Pop

All of them. But especially the Gingerbread!

 

For more of our favorite gluten free products (and the ones we won’t be buying again), click HERE

Check out the best new gluten free products on the market and find the next expo near you!

Thanks for reading! Hope you discover some great new gluten free products!

What is your go-to gluten free food?

 

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Erica Dermer (@CeliacBeast)
    December 7, 2015 at 8:10 am

    Such a shame I couldn’t go this year! It’s always fun. The Crafted boxes are kind of fun – right? Perfect for those one-time snackifications! Although those donuts looked AMAZING.

    • Reply
      LifeAfterWheat
      December 7, 2015 at 10:07 am

      If you come next year, we’ll have to meet up! The donuts are perfection.

  • Reply
    Strength and Sunshine
    December 7, 2015 at 10:02 am

    I’ve always wanted to try Franz! I’ve heard great things!

  • Reply
    Melissa King
    December 7, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Those Glutino pretzels are my fav!! What a fun expo!

    • Reply
      LifeAfterWheat
      December 7, 2015 at 10:47 pm

      They’re insanely good, aren’t they? It was a blast!

  • Reply
    akanashiro14
    December 8, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    So fun! I am going to the Gluten-Free for Life Expo in March, it will be my first one and I can’t wait! Hopefully my blog takes off and next year I can go to a few more…so much gluten-free goodness to try!

    • Reply
      LifeAfterWheat
      December 8, 2015 at 8:53 pm

      I love Expos! You will have so much fun-try some extra samples for me 🙂

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